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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: March 30, 2012

 

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Man charged with abducting woman in New Brunswick

 

 

††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Director Anthony A, Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced that a man was arrested and charged with abducting a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint on a city street and attempting to sexually assault her this morning.

 

Porfirio Nunez-Mosquea (DOB 4/4/87) of North Brunswick was charged with kidnapping, robbery, attempted aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal restraint, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

 

Bail was set at $500,000 for the defendant, who must post the full amount before he can be released from custody.

 

Police began an investigation after several witnesses called 911 at 6:10 a.m., reporting that a man had grabbed the woman, who was walking on Rutgers Street, near Livingston Avenue, forced her into a van and fled.

 

While police searched for the victim, she called police shortly after 7 a.m. and told authorities the suspect had released her.

 

Investigator Tracy Lackey of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Thierry Lemmerling of the New Brunswick Police Department determined that Nunez-Mosquea brandished a handgun, drove the woman to an apartment on Jersey Avenue and attempted to sexually assault her. The woman also was robbed during the incident.

 

††††††††† Nunez-Mosquea was apprehended by police at his residence in North Brunswick at 11:30 a.m. and was charged at about 7 p.m.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Lackey of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3600, or Detective Lemmerling of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200.

 

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Nunez-Mosquea are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.